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Yes, the Mets again lost on a Sunday, but they didn’t get blown out and Rafael Montero looked better, so that’s progress. The good news is Michael Conforto continued to hit, but with a long road trip coming up, did the Citi Field faithful see the last of some dutiful Mets?
Despite giving up three home runs and getting the loss, Sunday was actually a step forward for Montero.
The team won’t return home until after the trade deadline, so it seems not everyone will return to Citi Field when the calendar flips to August.
Some players came out of the break playing well, while others look to pick it up as the Mets head out west.
With the Subway Series on the horizon, Steven Matz is already wondering what it will be like to face Aaron Judge.
Tim Tebow hit another home run in a win for St. Lucie.
The new protective netting at Citi Field got mixed reviews from fans.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
The Dodgers suffered a huge blow when Clayton Kershaw left his start with back tightness and he is expected to land on the DL.
Orioles closer Zach Britton set a new American League record for consecutive saves when he picked up his 55th straight save. Kenley Jansen’s streak, on the other hand, ended at 34 when he blew the save against the Braves.
This Date in Mets History
Another Met was honored on this date in 1988. In a pre-game ceremony at Shea Stadium, Tom Seaver’s number 41 was retired.